Last week I had the opportunity to spend some days in Jungfrau Ski Region, as a part of their ‘Skipass geschenk‘ promotion. Now, if you missed my previous post follow the link above and and book two nights in the region and you will receive free ski pass along with it! If this offer isn’t convincing enough then I hope this little guide will…
Gian Simmen, the Olympic winner in half pipe in 1998 and Jungfrau Ski Region ambassador, explained how much this area really has to offer! If you are only interested into skiing or snowboarding, the region is surrounded by three mountains with 220 km of slopes to satisfy anyones adrenaline rush. Moreover, Mr Simmen has built a snowboard park himself for all the adrenaline junkies and ones who try to be so.
The region hosts the worlds longest sledge run in the world but you’d need to wrap up your sleeves for this one as the start is only reachable by foot. For this you need to take a cable car to First, from there you have a 2.5hour walk up to Faulhorn, et voila. In case you’re into something different, go for the First flyer, a 800-meter zipline that reaches high velocity, start point is at First and the price is included in your ski pass. And if you’re not up to anything, the ride is worth is just for the view! The cliff walk by Tissot is just breathtaking.
Probably the most famous destination in the region is Jungfraujoch, the highest view and entertainment platform in Europe. Standing 3454 m above sea level, emerging yourself in the unimaginably beautiful view is something anyone visiting Switzerland has to experience! The trip to Jungfraujoch is not included in your ski pass, but you’ll receive a reduced ticket together with it. My warm recommendation is to sign up for the Aletsch glacier two day summer hike.
I’ve experienced the Jungfrau Ski Region from small but charming Grindelwald. The best way to arrive to Grindenwald is by train, it’s fast, safe and you don’t need to worry about the snow on the streets. I was staying at a four star Spinne hotel, therefore I can highly recommend it! The hotel is family owned, the staff is extremely nice, the food is great and the rooms are lovely with an amazing view. The hotel has a small wellness area to relax after an extensive day on the snow but if you’d like a bigger wellness area, the Grindenwald’s sports centre has a big sauna and pool area that you can go to as well.
In case you’d like to try out some local restaurants I can recommend C und M (all is good!), Bistro Memory (great älplermagronen, a traditional swiss meal), Onkel Tom’s Hutte (good pizza) and Barry’s (fondue!).
I thoroughly enjoyed my time spent in Jungfrau region and I can highly recommend to go and visit, you won’t end up disappointed I guarantee you!